I use this book review assignment as part of my independent reading curriuculm. Students write one review per semester about a book they have read that semester. However, these materials are very versatile and could be used for almost any book - independent reading, book clubs, or class novel units.
An editable word document is included.
-overview and instructions
-peer review materials
-example book review
Use this short writing assignment to keep students accountable for their reading and get them writing about their books!
My students love this assignment because they do not have to love a book to review it. They can write a negative review about a book and tell us why they hate it or could not finish it.
I love to display the positive reviews around my classroom and next to the books in my classroom library if I have them to give students ideas of what their peers are reading and what they might like to read next.